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What is the health of Chess.SE's beta from SE's point of view?

Has there been any comment from SE on their view of the health of Chess.SE's beta, and what is required to exit beta? Related current stats:
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How a new player like me, can upload a game?

Yesterday I played a game and I did some mistakes that I see now, but I want to know If I right, but how I can upload the png file to here?
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Questions about ongoing games

For example, the question I played 2.f3 by accident! How do I save my position? seems to be about an ongoing game ("I almost feel like resigning here"). Consulting other people about a game in ...
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Request to reconsider merging of a specific question

Very recently a question has been asked about winning with K+Q vs K+R. The question was a duplicate and thus was merged with the older one. The problem I have with this is that the OP of the merged ...
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Synonymous tags: [correspondence-chess], [correspondence]

(Didn't find a dedicated thread for tag synonyms.) I suggest correspondence-chess as a a parent.
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About reviewing questions

Now that I have more than 1K rep, I get the reviewing feature which I hate, I'm not into moderation. I hate being a judge. So far I skipped all reviews but today I saw two reviews that I want to ask ...
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Why flaging low quality questions option isn't avaiable?

I wanted to flag this question as a low quality question but there's no such option. Why? On that particular question, I see it today, not yesterday, so I picked another question and took ...
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We need more questions, what kind of question should we be asking more?

As long as we keep our question rate at ~2 per day, this site won't be successful. We need many more. We (people who read this) should probably ask more questions, not just answer them. But what kind ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Tool used to create chess analysis interactive diagrams in many chess stack exchange answers

I'm new here, and I would like to know how some members of this forum are creating these nice chess diagrams for analysing positions in their answers, the picture below explains well what I'm meaning. ...
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How likely it is for this site to pass the beta stage?

I know that it is an extremely hard question to answer, but I'd like to know what are the odds. This site is my favorite on SE network because I love chess more than anything, I saw many betas gone ...
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Structure of endgame tags

I think as the number of questions grows, we should divide up the endgame tag according to material (but keep endgame as a top level tag). What is the best way to do this? Introduce new tags rook-...
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What is the retagging policy?

For some of the older questions, some of the appropriate tags are missing. If tags are added, the questions are bumped to the front page. Is this seen as undesirable, and should adding tags to old ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Is asking about players interviews (which is not related to chess board) allowed and constructive?

I flagged this question as off-topic and it's declined. "What was the question asked to Magnus Carlsen which he refused to translate?" Someone tell me, is it really an exact chess problem? Maybe we ...
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Highlight squares

How can I highlight squares under atack and show arrows? There is similiar question here. Is this feature already supproted?
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Is this historical question off-topic?

As the title asks, is this question about Alekhine's WWII-era articles off-topic? My first impression (of the current, edited version) of the question was that it was like most any other chess history ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Instructions to post a game in the Help, FAQ, or even WYSIWIG editor

I've been trying to implement a nice diagram and have no idea how. Based on Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram I tried [FEN ""] 1k1r3r/pPbn4/4p3/8/3Pp1B1/2q3pP/2P1Q1P1/R3K2R w ...
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How come this question get closed? Who asked it anyway?

While browsing this meta site, i came across this question, the user who asked it is community, i quote: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do ...
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Is it possible to make little changes to the FEN diagram

Consider the following games: This game was played on chess.com This game was played on Shredder engine software. The chess.com game will perfectly work if you just use [FEN ""] and past it here, ...
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Policy on accepting own answer as best

As I'm new to Chess.SE, I was curious as to the community opinion on asking a question and then accepting your own answer when others exist. I understand that it's encouraged by SE to answer your own ...
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Possibility to merge or migrate tag [chess]

After looking around on StackExchange, I realized that I found a similar site like ours, boardgames, with a chess tag on it. Should it be merged or migrated here someday, because I found similar ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation [closed]

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Topic Clarity - Asking for the name of an opening?

Often while playing I'm forced to make certain moves in an opening in order to defend against certain obvious attacks. I would like to ask a question to identify an opening that either my opponent is ...
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Serial Down-voting

I have had some odd behavior with down-voting. I have noticed that just today, in a short span of time, around 6 questions that I have posted have suddenly been down-voted. Some of these questions ...
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Questions about chess.stackexchange.com

I have some questions about chess.stackexchange.com, i read the FAQ but there's no answer. When did you guys created this site? When will it be officially released? I found it this morning by ...
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Can you vote to leave a question open?

Say your question is getting votes for closing, and you're concerned about it. Can you somehow vote to leave it open?
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How civil should one be in critiquing someone after down voting a post?

I'll begin with a mea culpa. In the original version of my answer to the following question How do I get a well-rounded understanding of chess openings? I gave the wrong variation. Someone pointed it ...
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Should we edit questions to use the chess replayer?

Now that we have a chess replayer, there are a bunch of questions (like this one) that have ugly plain PGNs in them, should we edit these to display to display them with the replayer? And, what about ...
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tags: chess-computers vs chess-engines?

I think people are more familiarized with the nonexistent chess-engines than with chess-computers. I propose to alias them up, and maybe use chess-engines as master tag.
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Questions about books?

I have a lot of chess books, mostly used that I got for free or dirt cheap. I am not looking for recommendations on books to buy, but more on which books I should read in order if I preset a list and ...
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Are International Variants on Topic?

Are international variants of chess on topic here? The FAQ doesn't really address this. I found this meta question, but it doesn't address international versions. Examples of international chess ...
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Editing others' posts

Gang, a comment. Every now and them we get a new member who wants to perform edits on others' posts. This is generally encouraged. However, I'd like to opine that the edits should not be ...
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Specify complete piece name in posts

After this post https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/1583/king-bishop-and-knight-versus-king got closed as an exact duplicate, I began wondering if we could establish a community guideline to ...
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Do we need a “soft question” tag?

In a postscript to a question on the main site, user Nescio asked why chess.SE doesn't have a "soft question" tag. One answer, of course, is just that no one with the rep to do so had yet seen fit to ...
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Do we want winter hats? [closed]

UPDATE: Based on feedback, we have told Stack Exchange that we want hats. Stay tuned for more information on how this will work... Last year, Stack Exchange had an event called Hat Dash for gaming....
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How does the site's new PGN viewer work?

In particular, what controls are available when playing through a game?
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Anyone want to meet in chat and play some online blitz?

Are there any players around who would like to meet in chat and play some online blitz? At some point we can potentially arrange a tournament with site users. It will help new users see our site ...
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Can we start a competition for chess.se?

I have seen several beta and other se sites were launching competitions and I wondered why can't we start an competition for chess.se too? I think it may attract visitors and enthusiasts to keep us ...
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Chess self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Penalty for down-voting?

I have noticed some down-voting on my questions that haven't been asked recently, but a while back and they seem to be in succession. Just as there is a penalty with too much up-voting, what about ...
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Suggestions for Attracting New Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What avenues of site promotion do we have available? Do you guys have any suggestions for attracting new users? We seem to have a total of 47 avid users at this point and all ...
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When should chess.SE questions be made community wiki?

In the comments to a recent question, the issue was raised as to whether a moderator should convert that question to community wiki (CW) mode. There are different criteria which could lead one to ...
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Asking Questions Regarding Fundamentals

This is a somewhat related question: Constructive topics and question-asking practice I have been going back over some basic studies that I did a few years ago before I drifted away from chess. ...
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Constructive topics and question-asking practice

Over on Stackoverflow, I happen to have given 145 answers and asked only three questions. On this site, however, which I like, I probably cannot answer many questions. For the most part, I can only ...
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Is it just me or has there not been a question in over 2 days?

The last question I see is the question I asked about the Scotch Game. Is it just me or is that in fact the last question that was asked? What are we to make of this?
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What would be a good community promotion ad?

As suggested in an answer to the earlier meta question about site promotion, one method is to craft a site promotion ad for use on already graduated SE sites. So the purpose of this question, which I ...
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Possibly synonymous tags: [wcc], [world-champions], [championship]

The tags wcc, world-champions, and championship have such major overlap in scope that I think we should merge them down to one or two tags. Obviously championship can be merged into world-champions, ...
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Can we post questions that seek analysis for our own games?

I recently played a game and I was looking for some human analysis on it. I thought I played very well despite my opponents higher rating. There were things in the game that I did differently than I ...